Your garage is the biggest storage space you have in your home. If you’re like most people, though, you may not be using it properly. It’s easy to do, given how little time most of us spend in our garages. Because it’s out of sight and out of mind, you probably just stack boxes against the walls or pile items in the corner and forget about them until it’s time to use them. Then, you have to spend long, frustrating moments digging through all those piles of mismatched objects — looking for the one item you need. Your garage may be a cramped, cluttered, confusing mess — one that you might think is impossible to organize. Yet the truth is, de-cluttering your garage is simpler than you might think. Once you get your garage organized, it will be much easier to keep it that way.
Organizing your garage is as simple as following a few basic steps. First of all, you’ll need to take everything out of your garage to group items together and get rid of anything you don’t want to keep any longer. Next, take a close look at the space inside your garage and determine how you’ll want to use each area. If you’d like to designate a corner of your garage for a workbench, for example, you will know where to organize your tools. You’ll also be able to estimate how much room you’ll need to store certain items.
A streamlined garage means making better use of the space you already have. For example, take advantage of wall space. Using hooks, racks and shelves will provide more storage room and keep your garage from feeling cramped. For smaller, loose items, storage bins can help keep them all in one place. It’s also a good idea to keep related items close together in your new organization system. Because, this will make it easier for you to find tools or other items you use together frequently. No matter how you store belongings in your newly organized garage, it’s important to label everything. This way, you’ll know where each item is and where everything goes.
Having an organized garage can save you time and frustration. The good news is, it doesn’t have to be difficult. The following guide and checklist can help you make your garage a more organized place for your items. Take a look, and make the most of your available space.
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